music industry

On “pop writing”

January 5, 2016 Featured, Uncategorized

I’m gonna repeat the chorus, and I’m gonna sing it ’til I’m blue in the face This is a note in response to various posts written on Medium in the last few weeks: one of which was effectively a ripoff another, one of which brought up the fairly obvious point that top content producers (by means of likes & shares, not quality, which is subjective) might simply rip each other off, and a final one which brought to light theRead More

In Defense of Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz

December 6, 2015 Featured, Uncategorized

Music that challenged me in 2015, part one I haven’t written a “favorite albums” list in a few years, mostly because I realized that mine were virtually identical to most of those my friends would write up. That’s one of the unfortunate downsides of having friends in the music industry: if a band gets enough hype to be in a Top 10 list, everyone’s talking about that band. 2015 was one of the first years in a while, though, inRead More

Apple Music Connect, the experiment

November 20, 2015 Uncategorized

Federico Viticci of MacStories wrote this yesterday and it got me thinking about Apple Music Connect, which I’ve started to check daily: This should happen on @AppleMusic Connect, but it frequently doesn’t for many artists. https://t.co/4s0uc4hEaP — Federico Viticci (@viticci) October 19, 2015 The responses to this tweet are varied, but they generally echo the sentiment that I've been seeing in music industry writing: it's largely doomed to fail. The UX is somewhat crap (not denying this) and the positioningRead More

December 8, 2014 Uncategorized

At what point did humans say “I am born with the right to free music”? I am deeply saddened by the notion that price of your Chipotle burrito is worth more than the blood sweat and tears musicians across the world have poured into creating everlasting art, that brings passion to this earth far beyond any burrito. my good friend Frank from the band Earthside, valuing the music he and his peers create.